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ERIC Number: ED126181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
A New Lease on Education through Health and Nutrition Programs (San Diego, Texas).
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others
This exemplary program in health and nutrition is designed to: eliminate the barriers to learning imposed by poverty and cultural isolation; increase the student's ability to learn; improve pupil health and attitudes; and, make the schools responsive to the social, economic, and cultural needs of the community. The program features an extensive, continuous medical and dental program, with part or all of the total cost borne by the schools; daily school meal program--breakfast, lunch, and dinner (one, two, or three meals provided free of charge if necessary); extended school program (longer days, summer program, preschool); and, bilingual Follow Through programs at primary school level (kindergarten to grade three). The San Diago program has resulted in: improved nutrition and health among school children (indicated by research results in National Nutrition Survey and subsequent testimony before U.S. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs); decreased absenteeism; increased pupil attentiveness; enthusiasm and classroom participation; increased number of high school graduates; higher college attendance, greater post-graduation job stability; and greater parent participation. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I